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between 2000 and 2005. this is amazing to the department. we spoke a little bit about the in kind donation and the volunteer *, and both parks and recreation, there are a lot of possibilities and room to grow. very briefly, we have the entrepreneur iss, with the nine days of service and the local change volunteers, the advocates and the volunteers in the neighborhood group. they are changing things -- and we also have a concrete knowledge in search of the programs as well.
and we have the volunteers who love to come up and have a good time. this is with 150 volunteers and they gave back so late. on any given -- any given saturday, we have over 22 volunteers across the city, with playgrounds and mulching and all of this under the direction of the park staff. on any given day, we have the recreation opportunities, and alive dancing class, and the senior centers where volunteers are meeting. and they're definitely helping the community. and there is the free environmental program to teach students -- they come out with the traditional and non- traditional environments, where
they have a chance to learn what it is to give back, to engage in activities where they are actively learning about vocabulary's and science, and really, how they can come back to contribute. we were able to double this number. we were able to work with over 1000 san francisco unified students, in cases where they could not get out to the parks. and we can thank the internship and the parks for this as well. in terms of the volunteer recognition, we have gone away from things but i was hoping we could go back with the quarterly recognition. we're also looking for a spring 2012 event, with the port authority.
and every single volunteer program, we have a candiey bowlo share resources. and we have strong ties -- working closely with the port authority, also, between the claim team and the department of public works. starting to develop these partnerships with how we share resources. and how we get the work done. i wanted to say, thank you for your volunteers. and if i did not introduce myself -- >> i want to make a comment, from my capacity working with the national parks service. there is an enormous amount of work involved and if there is any doubt, send back to the
volunteers how much we appreciate how they make a big difference. thank you. >> does this take us to the general manager's report for public comment? >> i have a comment on this. there has been a lot of public comment. the dedicated staff did a short trip and although this was a quick presentation, the volunteer team performs a little miracle every day. the amount of a volunteer time, based on the national parks, this is the pure economic value of $3.70 million, with a multiplier and support.
the team does an amazing job and may often have to work during the weekends. this is a great opportunity and they tend more dense than i do, quite a few. the youth stewardship program as a model for the country. teaching them environmental education. i am very proud of them. i want them to hear that from the director. >> is there public comment? >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is victoria bell. i am the storage of manager, and our stewardship manager for golden gate park, i am here
because ginsberg said to give the volunteers -- i have worked with the park system and she has been such a joy to work with. the organizational structure and how she views the future. this has been in opening and helpful as an organization, with how we will bring stewardship to the next level. the park's alliance is embarking -- we are looking for to deepening our relationship and working with kimberly in the future. i wanted to say thank you and give them a credit that they deserve. this is the initiative that they have. >> if anyone else would like to make public comment on this item. the public comment is closed.
we are now on the general managers' report. >> this has been a long day and you want to get out of here quickly. we have one of our very talented staffers, while she is up here, i want to introduce you to a weekend full of events, where we have the latest parks, we're very excited about this. this is 11:00 a.m., please join us. we partnership -- we partner with the trust for public land, and we have the new state park and the renovated task force. we have oktoberfest, this saturday. we have this one -- the swim
team, this weekend. this is in the very competitive swim meet, and this comes from the bay view. i hope to see all of you out there. last but not least, our human resources director. >> good afternoon. i am the resources director from the parks department and i will try to make this brief. i will not go over the criteria, but joe has been with this organization since april 10, 1964. he started as the assistant gardener, and has worked over 47 years now, the assistant
supervisor and now -- in his first appraisal in 1996, he shows enthusiasm in his work. with excellent knowledge of the applications of standard procedures, with high-quality. this shows the excellent evaluations from today. he was recognized by mayor feinstein for his work. with various groups such as urban forestry, and organizing volunteers with the original design and tension. he also led the coordination of
the up vegetation of the site, and as the manager of the last seven years, the park manager calls in a highly effective assistance. he is dedicated to the park and this gives them the right to serve san francisco. he inspires steady performance from a diverse group of employers, and section 5 as a lasting feature. the team is stronger and more mature and more confident today. show represents a half century -- and we believe that he should be featured in an article. the shepards with sheep, the hunters who worked for pest
managment, and they had to chase the buffalo over the park. on behalf of parks and recreation, congratulations. [applause] >> we have a certificate for you and i also have something for you. from here on out, we will have anniversary pens for those who 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and this tops out at 30, joe. they would not let us make one that said 47 years. on behalf of the department, this is our first 30th anniversary pen. congratulations. >> somebody take a picture. >> give him 130, 110, 105 --
>> congratulation. >> do not worry. >> we have the game at 8:45 on saturday morning. >> at the risk of irritating my bosses, that includes the general managers' report. >> is there anyone who would like to make public comments on the general managers' report? seeing none, this item is closed. we are on item 10, general
public comment continued. and is there anyone who would like to make general public comment? seeing none, this item is closed. we have item 11, commissioners matters. >> we have soccer games, and i know that the direct -- we direct spectators to the stands. in the past, the parents to watch the soccer games. i know -- i would like for this world to be reconsidered. the parents cannot see the games from the stands. and i would like to look at this rule. and i know that this -- given that we have had several
concerts, i think that if we strictly notify the parents that if they want to spectate, they can watch the game but they can bring food or barbeque, which are the activities that the staff is concerned with. i think this would be a great benefit to the parents to allow for them to spectate and watch their children play on the polo field. along the sidelines as is customary, other than having them set in the bleachers. >> i want to reiterate, my daughter played last weekend. that field is so huge and it is hard to see and it becomes a little bit difficult when we say that we don't want her damage to
me don't have concerts' there. as my colleague points out, if we can force some element, we would be happy to enforce this. >> the general manager -- >> their kids are taller than my kids. >> is there any public comment? public comment is closed. new business? is there any public comment? there is no public comment. public comment is closed. item 13 is communication. and there is no public comment. item 14 is adjournment. >> and i move that we adjourn.
>> this lodge is home to some of the best fly casting pools in the world. these shallow concrete pools don't have fish. this is just a place where people come to practice their fly casting technique. ith was built in the 1930's and ever since, people have been coming here to get back to nature. every year, the world championship of fly casting is held in san francisco and visitors from all over the globe travel to be here. >> we are here with phil, general manage of san francisco rec and parks department at the anglers lodge. what do you think about this? >> it is spectacular, travis from oregon, taught me a snake roll and a space cast. >> there are people from all
over the world come to san francisco and say this is the place to be. >> yeah. it's amazing, we have teams from all over the world here today and they are thrilled. >> i flew from ireland to be here. and been practicing since for the competition. all the best casters in the world come here. my fellow countryman came in first place and james is on the current team and he is the head man. >> it's unique. will not see anything like it where you go to compete in the world. competitions in ireland, scotland, norway, japan, russia each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next,
we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> i'm a natural. >> push both arms forward and snap the lower hand into your tummy. push forward. >> i did gave it a try and had
great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >> i have competed in the casting ponds in golden gate park in san francisco. i have been to japan and norway for fly casting competition. i spend my weekends here at the club and at the casting pond. it's a great place to learn and have fun. on a season day like this, it was the perfect spot to be. i find fly casting very relaxing and also at the same time very challenging sport. takes me out into the nature. almost like drawing art in the air. and then i can make these beautiful loops out there.
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